Rail road in Sri Lanka

Nature and Wildlife Tour

TLKA07: 9 Days Private Tour of Colombo - Negombo - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Tissamaharama - Sinharaja Rain Forest - Mirissa - Bentota - Colombo
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Colombo - Negombo
Our driver guide will pick you up upon your arrival at Colombo International Airport and escort you to check in at the hotel in Negombo. The rest of the day is your leisure time to discover this ancient port city on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Jetwing Sea Hotel
Day 2 Negombo - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, we will start our best Sri Lanka safari tour by a six-hour-drive to Nuwara Eliya. En route, you will be led to visit the tea plantations and a tea factory to get an idea of how black tea is produced in Sri Lanka. There you can also taste authentic black tea. When reaching Nuwara Eliya, our driver guide will transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Blackpool Hotel
Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya
Beautiful scenery of Nuwara Eliya
Day 3 Nuwara Eliya - Ella
Enjoy a 4-hour walk to Worlds End in the Highlands, Take train to Ella. Railway station pick-up & transfer to hotel. (B+L)
In today's Sri Lanka safari tour, our guide will escort you to visit the Worlds End in the Highlands after taking a 4 hours' walk. It is actually an 870 meter deep cliff and clouds and mist swirl between the two mountains. You will get immersed in the picturesque scenery. After that, we will take the train to Ella. During the train ride, you will enjoy the pleasant high mountain landscape. Upon arrival, our local driver will be waiting for you at Ella Railway Station and escort you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Mountain Heavens
Day 4 Ella - Tissamarama
Little Adams Peak, Rawana Waterfalls, Afternoon safari in Yala National Park. (B+L)
In the morning, we will take an interesting visit to the Little Adams Peak, which is named after the sacred Adams Peak regarding the similarity between the two mountains. Then we will visit Rawana Waterfalls, which is about 25 meters high and flows out of an oval pit at the top of the mountain. After visiting Rawana Waterfalls, continue our Sri Lanka wildlife tour to explore Sri Lankan wildlife during an afternoon safari in Yala National Park - the only wild jungle park in Asia. It is celebrated for its diversified ecological environment and many rare wild animals, especially leopards. Later you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Thaulle Resort & Spa
Yala National Park, Yala
Yala National Park
Day 5 Tissamaharama - Udawalawe
Drive to Udawalawe, Elephant Transit Home, Udawalawe National Park. (B+L)
After breakfast, our guide will accompany you to Udawalawe by vehicle to first visit the Elephant Transit Home at feeding time. This organization is set up to take care of the injured elephants that will be released into the wild after recovery. After that the jeep is waiting for you to explore Udawalawe National Park. Vast green pastures and bushes rival those of the African savannah and are inhabited by herds of elephants, elks, peacocks, buffalos, boars, crocodiles, flamingos. After the safari you will be escorted to the hotel for rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Udawalawe Hotel
Day 6 Udawalwe - Sinharaja Rainforest
Drive to Sinharaja Rainforest, Rest day is free at leisure. (B+L)
After breakfast at hotel, we will proceed to Sinharaja Rainforest that is not only the largest national forest park in Sri Lanka but also its last surviving primitive rainforest. You will enjoy a relish and scenic journey. Upon arrival, you will check in at your hotel and relax for the rest of the day. If you have spare time, you may take a leisurely walk at surrounding area of the hotel. Luckily, you may spot some bird species.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Rainforest Edge
Sinharaja Rainforest, Sri Lanka
Sinharaja Rainforest
Sinharaja Rainforest tour
Hiking at the rainforest
Day 7 Sinharaja Rainforest - Mirissa
Guided rainforest walk, Drive to Mirissa & check in at hotel. (B+L)
Today you will spend most time touring Sinharaja Rainforest. On the guided Sinharaja Rainforest walk, you will get to know all the important things about this Sri Lankans biodiversity hotspot and see all kinds of species including butterflies, birds, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, mammals... Getting out of the rainforest, our driver guide will escort you to the hotel in Mirissa for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Weligama Bay Resort
Day 8 Mirissa - Bentota
Watch the whales by ship, stop at Galle Dutch Fort, Drive to Bentota. (B+L)
We will have a very early start to sail and watch whales. Mirissa is the most famous place for whale watching in Sri Lanka. A telescope is recommended for a better view of whales in the distance. After that, take a short visit at Galle Dutch Fort, which lies within the firm old walls and witnesses the changes of the colonial period. Then the driver guide will escort you to your hotel in Bentota.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa
Galle Dutch Fort in Galle
Galle Dutch Fort
Day 9 Bentota - Colombo Departure
Join a boat tour on Madu Ganga River, A turtle conservation center, Transfer to Colombo airport & See you off. (B)
After breakfast you will join a boat tour on Madu Ganga River with the company of our driver guide. The tour takes about 2 hours and will give you the chance to travel the secret passages through the mangrove forests and learn about its ecology. After the boat ride, we will stop at a turtle conservation center where you can learn the growth process of turtles and get close to them. Then we will head to Colombo airport for your departure flight. Your Sri Lanka safari tour ends here. A nice journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
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Nov-Apr, Jul-Aug$1389 $1250$1319 $1187
May-Jun, Sep-Oct$1249 $1124$1179 $1061
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of English speaking driver with air-conditioned vehicles as mentioned in the itinerary. A separate guide will be offered for group with at least 9 pax
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Reserved train tickets from Nanu Oya to Ella
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day while traveling
  • All Government taxes
Price Excludes
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, camera and video permits etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Sri Lanka Visa fees
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